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Hans Peter Fatscher, David Barker, John Stark, Heino von Prondzynski, Bruce Carter

Qiagen said this week that it has promoted Hans Peter Fatscher to the position of vice president of sales, life sciences. He will be responsible for the life sciences sales organization in North America. He most recently served as director of global customer satisfaction for the company.

Former Illumina chief scientific officer David Barker has joined NextBio’s board of directors, NextBio said last week.
Before working at Illumina, Barker was chief science advisor at Amersham Biosciences, and served as vice president of research and business development at Molecular Dynamics.
Baker also worked in interdisciplinary neurobiological research at Harvard Medical School.

ClinXus, a western-Michigan non-profit promoting the region as a locale for pharmaceutical and medical device companies, this week named John Stark its executive director.
Stark formerly was a sales manager at Affymetrix. He is a native of the region and previously worked as a project manager for the Industrial Experimental and Manufacturing Co., and as an engineer for Motorola’s life sciences segment.

Epigenomics has proposed electing former Roche Diagnostics CEO Heino von Prondzynski to its supervisory board.
The vote would take place during Epigenomics’ next annual general meeting of shareholders. The company made the decision during a March 1 meeting of its supervisory board.
If elected, von Prondzynski would replace Zymogenetics CEO Bruce Carter.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.